FAQ

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. What does the admissions committee look for in an application for Teal Residential College?
2. If I fill out the application to Teal Residential College early, does that guarantee me a spot?
3. I filled out the online application and reached a "thank you" page at the end do I need to do anything else to complete my application for Teal Residential College?
4. What is an occupancy license?
5. Who must sign a two-year commitment to live in Teal Residential College?
6. Do I need to submit a standard Baylor housing application in addition to the application for Teal Residential College?
7. If I don't get in to Teal Residential College, can I apply next academic year?

GENERAL QUESTIONS

1. Why would I live in Teal Residential College over another residence hall on campus?
2. If I change my major to something other than engineering, computer science, or pre-nursing, do I have to move out?
3. Why is Teal Residential College more expensive than the traditional, first year halls?
4. My best friend isn't an engineering, computer science, or pre-nursing major - can he/she live in Teal Residential College?
5. I have questions about furniture dimensions and other facility-like details where can I find that information?
6. What is the difference between a Living Learning Center (LLC) and a Residential College (RC)?
7. What is the difference between Teal Residential College and the Honors Residential College? Which would you recommend for engineering, computer science, or pre-nursing students?
8. If I'm not a member of Teal Residential College, can I still attend events for the college?
9. I received my room assignment! How do I find out my room type?
10. I have questions about what to bring can I have a refrigerator? Microwave? Pet?
11. I have my roommate's information how can I find out who my other "suitemates/covemates" are?

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE LIFE

1. If I am an incoming student, will I live with other incoming students?
2. Can I choose my roommate?
3. Is Teal Residential College just for freshman?
4. What does life look like in Teal Residential College?
5. What is the $75 per semester program fee used for in Teal Residential College?
6. Is Teal Residential College a coed residence hall?
7. What is the ratio of men to women in Teal Residential College?
8. What is the ratio of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Teal Residential College?




APPLICATION PROCESS

1. What does the admissions committee look for in an application for Teal Residential College?
The admissions committee reviews all aspects of the Teal Residential College application volunteer experiences, awards, response to a short answer question, SAT/ACT scores, class rank, etc. The committee is looking for academically engaged students who are interested in living out the mission of the community. Teal Residential College is more than just a place to live, it's a place to grow and learn outside of the classroom.

2. If I fill out the application to Teal Residential College early, does that guarantee me a spot?
No, but we do encourage students to fill out the application if they are interested as soon as they are able. Admission to Teal Residential College is competitive and spaces are limited.

3. I filled out the online application and reached a "thank you" page at the end do I need to do anything else to complete my application for Teal Residential College?
No! Once you've reached the "thank you" page at the end of the application, you are finished with the process. You will receive notification from the admissions committee on you're the status of your application on the dates outlined on the application timeline.
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/rcecs/index.php?id=92210

4. What is an occupancy license?
An occupancy license is a document outlining your commitment to occupy a space in Baylor University's on-campus residential communities. The occupancy license reviews the occupancy period, eligibility, rates, cancellation policies and deadlines, etc. Once a student is accepted to Teal Residential College, he/she must sign an occupancy license (two-year occupancy license for incoming students; one-year occupancy license for upper division students) to move forward with the room assignment process. Incoming students must sign a two-year occupancy license which means they must live in Teal Residential College for their freshman and sophomore years at Baylor.

5. Who must sign a two-year commitment to live in Teal Residential College?
Incoming students who are accepted to Teal Residential College have to sign a two-year occupancy license to live in the community. This has been designed to help enhance the community of Teal Residential College. During an incoming student's first year, they are adjusting to college and living on their own. The second year in the College, students are encouraged to invest and lead out on certain aspects of college life. Once accepted, incoming students must sign the two-year occupancy license before they are assigned a room.

6. Do I need to submit a standard Baylor housing application in addition to the application for Teal Residential College?
Yes. If you are not accepted or if you are placed on our waiting list, you will want to make sure that Baylor has your housing preferences. If accepted to Teal Residential College, the TRC housing assignment will override anything that you placed on the Baylor housing application.

7. If I don't get in to Teal Residential College, can I apply next academic year?
YES! If you do not get in to the community this year, we encourage you to apply next academic year.

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GENERAL QUESTIONS

1. Why would I live in Teal Residential College over another residence hall on campus?
Teal Residential College is an intentionally built community for students pursuing a degree in engineering, computer science, or nursing. As a member of Teal Residential College, you will find: A community focused on academic excellence and spiritual growth; a place to build meaningful relationship with other engineering and computer science students; opportunities to interact with faculty outside the classroom; programs and events that challenge and support your development; access to the East Village Dining Commons, a new two-story dining facility, as well as the McLane Student Life Center located across the street; rooms and common spaces that fit your lifestyle a media room, library, tech lab, study rooms with copious amounts of white board space, and much more!

2. If I change my major to something other than engineering, computer science, or pre-nursing, do I have to move out?
If you change your major mid- academic year, then you may be asked to leave at the semester or end of the academic year. This expectation is outlined in the commitment document located on our website.
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/rcecs/index.php?id=92209

3. Why is Teal Residential College more expensive than the traditional, first year halls?
Teal Residential College is housed in the newest residential facility on campus. It is currently under construction and is scheduled to open Fall 2013. Since it is a new residence hall, it is a bit more expensive than some of the older residence halls on campus. Teal Residential College is also designed with a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) student in mind, so there are special resources located in the College that add to and enhance the life for the students living in the hall. For more information on the room cost in Teal Residential College, please visit room types and rates.
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/rcecs/index.php?id=92570

4. My best friend isn't an engineering, computer science, or pre-nursing major - can he/she live in Teal Residential College?
Potentially. Since Teal Residential College is designed with a specific kind of student in mind, we consider these kinds of requests on a case-by-case and availability basis. If you have questions or a special request, please contact us.
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/rcecs/index.php?id=92824

5. I have questions about furniture dimensions and other facility-like details where can I find that information?
Descriptions of community spaces at Teal Residential College can be found on the "College Spaces" tab of the TRC website. Pictures and dimensions of furtniture can be found at the link listed below.
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/trc/index.php?id=98127

6. What is the difference between a Living Learning Center (LLC) and a Residential College (RC)?
Living Learning Centers are residential communities organized by academic discipline or program. Residential Colleges are designed to provide a culture that fosters academic excellence, intensive faculty-student interaction and a rich culture steeped in Baylor tradition. Life in a Residential College is led by the Faculty Master, a faculty member who resides on campus, living among the students.

7. What is the difference between Teal Residential College and the Honors Residential College? Which would you recommend for engineering, computer science, or pre-nursing students?
Teal Residential College is a community designed with engineering, computer science, and pre-nursing majors in mind. The life of the college revolves around the students, faculty, and rigorous degree work of students in these majors. The Honors Residential College is a community of scholars who hold a membership in one of Baylor's four Honors College programs the Honors Program, University Scholars, the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, or the Great Texts Program. (Note: You can participate in one of these four Honors College programs without residing in the Honors Residential College.) Both Colleges are outstanding living communities for Baylor students, so fit is best decided by the individual student. If you are looking for a more interdisciplinary experience, the Honors Residential College might be a good fit for you. If you are looking for an environment more focused on your technical degree, then Teal Residential College might be a better fit. For more information about the Honors Residential College, explore their website.
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/hrc/

8. If I'm not a member of Teal Residential College, can I still attend events for the college?
All events put on by Teal Residential College are only for residents of the College since the program fee paid by each resident supports college life. If events are open to other students outside of Teal Residential College, then that will be noted in communication/advertisement about the event. (For students that have lived in Teal for two years and are unable to continue membership but wish to remain connected with the college, non-resident membership is an option.)
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/trc/index.php?id=858688

9. I received my room assignment! How do I find out my room type?
Click here to look up your room number to find out your assigned room type. Visit "Room Types & Rates" to find out more information about your room type and to see a sample floor plan.
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/rcecs/index.php?id=97363

10. I have questions about what to bring can I have a refrigerator? Microwave? Pet?
Make sure to check out your room type to see what is included in your space before making your packing list. Campus Living & Learning has frequently asked questions that can help you as well. Visit their site (http://www.baylor.edu/cll/index.php?id=74027) to find out more information about refrigerators, microwaves, pets, and more!
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/rcecs/index.php?id=92570

11. I have my roommate's information how can I find out who my other "suitemates/covemates" are?
Please contact us to find out this specific information!
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/rcecs/index.php?id=92824

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RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE LIFE

1. If I am an incoming student, will I live with other incoming students?
Potentially! Since incoming students are the last students to be placed in a room assignment in Teal Residential College (upper division students reserve their spot the prior Fall), they could find themselves living with other incoming students, sophomores, juniors, or seniors!

2. Can I choose my roommate?
Yes if he/she is an accepted member of Teal Residential College! We will do the best we can to accommodate your roommate request as space and availability provide.

3. Is Teal Residential College just for freshman?
No! Teal Residential College is for all classifications of students! Teal Residential College is an all classification living-learning experience. All classifications of students live together, work together, share rooms and bathrooms the true essence of community! We feel that having all classifications of students living together provides a neat opportunity for upper division students to mentor and encourage incoming students through the degree.

4. What does life look like in Teal Residential College?
The life of Teal Residential College is governed by the College Council, a group of students selected to serve in leadership in the community. The College Council plans programs and events that focus on the mission of the community and enhance the overall educational experience for its residents. College life is also composed of specific and unique traditions tailored specifically to the community. On any given week, you will find students engaging with other students, faculty, and staff in the community through study groups, book studies, formal programs, sharing meals, and/or spending time with one another. Teal Residential College is a place to work hard, stimulate deep thinking, and also a place to have fun! Follow the link below to see pictures of our recent College events.
More Information: http://www.baylor.edu/trc/index.php?id=100058

5. What is the $75 per semester program fee used for in Teal Residential College?
The $75 per semester program fee for Teal Residential College is used for programs and events for students who live in the College. This could include, but is not limited to, community meals, ECS specific programming, traditional events, weekly gatherings, and/or group outings for students living in the College.

6. Is Teal Residential College a coed residence hall?
Both men and women live in Teal Residential College. Men are located on the east side of the building, the women on the west side. The first floor lobby is the only common area for men and women. Visitation hours will be posted on each floor of the hall and provide parameters for students wanting to visit friends of the opposite gender.

7. What is the ratio of men to women in Teal Residential College?
Teal Residential College is 38% female and 62% male.

8. What is the ratio of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Teal Residential College?
We expect the ratio to be approximately 35% incoming students and 65% upper division students; however that will be largely determined by the number of returning students.

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